New Delhi: Two 50-m training tracks for India’s first bullet train project between Mumbai-Ahmedabad are ready, according to a report. The tracks slabs are made from high strength concrete using Japan’s Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) technology, it said.
- The tracks include one 50-metre straight line and another same length for a curved line, reported TOI.
- The tracks are developed at High-Speed Rail Training Institute (HSRTI) in Vadodara.
- The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is setting up HSRTI at an estimated cost of Rs 600 crore on the campus of National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara.
- The institute will train manpower in high-speed rails.
- Rs 38 crore Of the total Rs 600 crore will be spent on the 1st phase of the project, the report added.
- NHSRCL is implementing the high-speed train corridor project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
- The total length of the proposed corridor works is 508.17 km.
- The route of Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail will be passing through two states, Maharashtra and Gujarat and one Union Territory, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
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